Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sea Beams

I sit here in the quiet house waiting on David to return from his weekend away.  The heating has clicked off and the house starts to cool back down again - its very definitely verging on winter weather here in Glasgow. And I am thinking about the last day of our October holidays in Dysart.  We spent our first weekend away together 15  years ago in Fife and on the way home we visited Dysart to see where D's much loved granny lived.  I remember being touched that he shared that visit with me and I thought about how good it was to return with our precious wee family in tow.  I love the second picture of him and the boy, one looking out to sea and one looking into the past.

Sadly its not the most attractive environment these days, despite a lot of innovative regeneration Dysart  remains a deprived area - but there are still so many unexpected and beautiful reasons to drop in if you happen to be passing.  The blue poles at the harbour are stunning, Sea Beams by Donald Urquhart.  Nine 20 foot poles in an arresting range of blues meant to signify the breadth of blue in the ocean.  Here they are again if you missed them before.

And with that I wish you all a bright and happy week, Jo xx

Monday, 22 October 2012


So I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to those that read and who comment, and to my new followers - it still amazes me everyday that you stick with me and turn up here to see where my life is going.  At the moment I think it is going forwards in a better direction.  Something about tackling an issue I should have done several years ago and about re-balancing what I am doing both work and domestic.  I don't mean to be oblique, and not to spill, its just that my problems will resolve and your kind support helps me get there - I just need to keep some of it to myself though.

Here are a few additional images from our break in Fife.  It was so easy to take beautiful images there, the East Neuk is heart stopping beautiful, well to me anyway. Maybe I just let myself see it.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Stones and Pebbles....

There is a sound I didn't think I knew but being near the beach I am reminded of it, and I love it so. It's the sound of pebbles and stones being drawn backwards and forwards by the ebb and flow of the tide. It's quite beautiful and very reassuring - you remember it now don't you?

Thank you for your kind words and comments. This break has been good for me and I'm making some decisions which I hope will stop the frowns a bit. Jo x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Beautiful Light

It's been one of those days with every type of weather, high autumn sun, sun rays through cloud, warm showers and later biting, driving winter rain. But the light, the light has been spectacular and a world away from our city skies.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

I finally leave the office after the gentle giant of a security guard politely waiting outside my floor asks me to leave. Friday is a blur of loving my two wee souls company, sourcing warm jackets for the biting Fife coastal wind, packing cooking and making sure all precious cuddlies are on board. After dropping off our pooch at my folks finally, finally we are away. It takes until past Bridge of Earn and on the Cupar 913 till the frown constantly on my face mid week starts to smooth out and I begin to feel just a little bit light hearted. I guess I need help with my worries and I'm working on that but getting away, a change of scene with my precious wee family will do for now. Xxxxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Tropical blooms

Boundless energy and often it is mis-directed in squabbles and grumbles. Two and five can be a clash in ages sometimes.  Best to get them out somewhere safe they can run and run and run. Oh and an interlude in the tropical house (in the botanical gardens) to chill for a bit.  I have posted similar before but I won't apologise for doing it again as it is just so beautiful.

{a few Insta's and a 'normal' pic for you- I have just started properly on Instagram after having a login for ages - @bindsyoutome)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Autumn Magic

It is without a question of a doubt Autumn.  I have been holding it at bay for weeks now but even I,  well practised at avoidance cannot ignore what is right in front of my face and swamping my garden.  The children and I spent several hours yesterday clearing the leaves and debris from the garden.  I love how they are happy to potter outside, she collected snails, picking them off the wall one by one and dropping them into a bucket, he added to this with lots of worms.  Neither of them squeamish and both very gentle with their little friends.

We live with woods outside our back gate, so leaves fall and fall and fall in Autumn.  Less so than a few years ago as a lot of the leaf canopy disappeared when three trees rotten through their core were felled.  We missed them like friends but if we are honest we love the light their absence lets in.

We ended the afternoon with our usual walk through the woods.  It keeps me grounded to the seasons and re sets me if I am preoccupied, worried or sad.  I am often one or all of these things in this season of my life. Seeing the children peering into fairy pools or spotting fallow deer step across our path cannot be ignored as powerful everyday magic which blows away or at least proportions my stream of worries.